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PHUKET: The Phuket Red Cross has invited all healthy island residents to help replenish much-needed blood stocks by making donations at its Halloween-themed blood drive.

The event, called “Nee Pee Ma Hai Luad” or “Run away from ghosts. Let’s donate blood”, will take place at the Phuket Regional Blood Center (PRBC) on October 31 from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

“Our blood stores are not critically low right now, as schools are closed and there have been less accidents, and less demand for blood,” said Vathu O-Art from the PRBC.

“However, we always need to be replenishing stocks of all blood types. We would appreciate it if many people were to take part in this event.”

Ms Vathu noted that anyone who wishes to donate blood should be in good health and should not have donated within the last three months.

Those who donate at the Halloween event will receive a special key chain as a token of appreciation from the PRBC.

Anyone who is unable to join the event, but would still like to donate blood can do so at any of the following mobile clinics that will be set up at various locations on the island throughout November.

November 3: Central Festival Phuket, 1pm-6pm

November 5: Tesco Lotus Phuket (bypass road), 12am-6pm

November 6: Bangkok Hospital Phuket, 1pm-5pm

November 7: Grand Mercure Phuket (Patong), 1pm-4pm

November 10: Robinson Ocean Phuket Shopping Mall, 10am-4pm

November 11: Toyota Pearl Phuket Company (car spa), 10am-4pm

November 14: Thepkrasattri Municipality Phuket (Thalang), 9am-12am
Anuphas and Family Company (Honda Showroom, Chaofa Road), 10am-3pm

November 18: Sripanwa Phuket, 1pm-4pm

November 19: Labor Court Region 8, 10am-3pm
Homepro Village (Chalong), 12am-3pm

November 25: Cherng Talay: Subdistrict Administrative Organization (Thalang), 10am-3pm

November 27: PPAO Hospital, 10am-3pm
Deevanza Plaza Phuket (Patong), 1pm-4pm

November 28: Phuket Wittayalai School, 9am-3pm

For more information, contact the PRBC at 076-251178 or email them at phuketrbc@yahoo.com

— Khumpee Prasertphol

 

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